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post #141 of 531
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So if the temp is forcast to be over 85 but i already have them booked to fly that day what happens?
post #142 of 531
I think what happens is you can only book x number of days in advance so they have a good idea of what the forecast will be like. I would also phone the airport the morning of and make sure it's still a go.

Normally I wouldn't, but I'll be hoping for a cool, rainy July!
post #143 of 531
Hey, their colors are coming through! How fun.

The puppies that are still black on the top of the head are going to stay black and tan (so the two girls, and are there any boys?). The others are going to end up roughly the colors on the tops of their heads, so variations on red. The black hairs on their backs and legs are going to gradually leave and the puppies will look redder and redder; some may still have some saddle marking but they will look a lot lighter than they do now.
post #144 of 531
oh my goodness can those puppies get any cuter? This is going to be the LONGEST wait ever.
Im not telling dd either I was going to, but I can see her asking about the pup a couple times a day EVERYDAY, and counting down nights.
post #145 of 531
Hey, I meant to ask... is the sire a short-haired doxie?
post #146 of 531
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Hey, their colors are coming through! How fun.

The puppies that are still black on the top of the head are going to stay black and tan (so the two girls, and are there any boys?). The others are going to end up roughly the colors on the tops of their heads, so variations on red. The black hairs on their backs and legs are going to gradually leave and the puppies will look redder and redder; some may still have some saddle marking but they will look a lot lighter than they do now.
There are 2 Black and Brown boys that look just like the girls in the pictures. In Close up #1 post #135 the bottom row middle one is 1 of the males. The only difference is amount of brown on the legs and face and the white blazes on their chest. 1 boy has a teeny white dot 1 boy has a funny shaped one. There are 5 males 2 females 3 males were brown all the rest black and brown.

The male that she was running around with was a short haired doxie. I dont know for certain he was 100% doxie but he looked to be. It is hard to say for sure since he was yet another neighbors dog. But he had super short bowed legs and the really long back and his face and head looked like doxie to me.

I dont even know if Jill is 100% jack russell or not. I showed her picture though so you can see what she looks like.
post #147 of 531
Did you get my pm about Nubbin?
post #148 of 531
Thread Starter 
I will go with NWA since their prices are better
post #149 of 531
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Wrinkles, 2D(brown male with 2 dew claws) & Pinky are spoken for

The names are just to help me keep them straight not their permanant names. That is up to their new families to do :
post #150 of 531
Has anyone posted about them on TAO? For the larger MDC community?

I want them to go to good, careful homes, so I've personally committed myself to getting any "leftovers" up here somehow, by hook or by crook, and I'll rehome them. I have a couple of people who are tentatively interested, though they had been looking at purebred Dachshunds. But I would LOVE to have the puppies fought over by great MDC mamas so I don't have to browbeat my friends and relatives . And we should definitely have an annual reunion on the board.
post #151 of 531
If I wasn't so far away...
post #152 of 531
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If I wasn't so far away...

Where are you? You can have one flown (that's what we're doing). We're adopting Winkles. I can't wait!


Just trying to figure out the crate/carrier situation.
post #153 of 531
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thekimbles posted a link to a carrier earlier in the thread. I think it was $40.00 but cant remember for sure.

I hadnt thought to post in TAO. I am a bit overwhelmed right now from the great responce in pets
post #154 of 531
I'm in California. There is NO way that it won't be over 90 degrees in July, every single day till October probably. That's a long flight for a baby puppy too.

I keep thinking about it though...
post #155 of 531
Thread Starter 
I am concerned about the temp. thing as well here in TN July is usually our hottest month and it is rare that we see temps lower than 90. Usually runs 95 and over.
post #156 of 531
Night flights can solve that--when we shipped Clue in from Arkansas in August we were "on standby" for about a week waiting for a cool enough day or night.
post #157 of 531
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Where are you? You can have one flown (that's what we're doing). We're adopting Winkles. I can't wait!


Just trying to figure out the crate/carrier situation.
*WOOT* We (dd and I) are adopting pinky!
post #158 of 531
http://homeandkennel.petedge.com/Pet...CategoryId=502

is the link to a type of kennel that would work (and would save MCatLvr from having to drive somewhere and find a kennel for you). Many airlines also carry kennels and will tack it on to the flight amount.

So, to recap:

Northwest is looking best at about $175
Crate $30-50
Vet cert ??
Gas for MCatLvr ??

So I'd be budgeting maybe $250-275 total if you're doing one puppy.

By the way, the puppies are about due for their first worming--you can go to any animal-related store (including a horse feed store) and they'll sell wormers. You want PYRANTEL PAMOATE; it's sold under a million names but the active ingredient is the same. The dosage is usually 1 tsp for 5 lb, sometimes 1 tsp for 10 lb. So these guys would get maybe a quarter-teaspoon each. They WILL NOT like it; it's very bitter. So you'll need to use something like a medicine syringe (like the ones that come with baby motrin) to get the wormer well back in their mouths. Keep their heads level with the ground so you don't accidently make them breathe it in. They will immediately sound like they are dying, making horrid raspy barky/coughy noises (because of the bitterness). Just comfort them, make sure they're breathing normally, and put them back with mom.
post #159 of 531
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I have Pyrantel already. Got it for brothers other dog Chubby and Jill got some as well. I did call the vet office today and the receptionist said 4weeks was when I should give it.

I am going to stop by the vets office and talk to them in person about the paperwork that I will need next week some time.

My dh is going to calculate gas cost when it comes closer to time. With any luck it will be cheaper then. : right now it is $3.97 : The trip is 60+miles one way.

About the kennel would the hard plastic ones they sale at Wal-Mart work or is the kennel that is needed made different?
post #160 of 531
An airline kennel needs to be ventilated on all four sides, usually (some airlines say three), needs Live Animal stickers, and needs the special cups that lock on the inside of the door. It also has to be able to be picked up from the outside, no need to put fingers inside any grating. So I am not sure the Wal-Mart crates will work.

The problem with waiting until four weeks to worm is that if the puppies have worms now (and if their mom did, they do--the worms actually migrate through the placenta and directly into the puppies, so they're born with them) by four weeks they'll have a serious load and be fighting to stay healthy. Pyrantel is VERY safe; every breeder I know uses it on the 2/4/6/8 (meaning weeks old) schedule. Right now, at two weeks, they've got fifth-stage larvae in them; in another week the worms will be egg-laying adults. So you hit them now and every two weeks, so any larvae is killed and doesn't have a chance to mature to a big worm and re-infest everybody.

From Pfizer (which makes Nemex, one of the brand-name pyrantel wormers):
"For maximum control and prevention of reinfestation, it is recommended that puppies be treated at 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 weeks of age. Lactating bitches should be treated 2–3 weeks after whelping."

I don't do the three-week worming; I understand the thought behind it (it's to kill anything that was left behind by the 2 week one) but I have had clear fecals for all my litters doing the worming at 2-week intervals.
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